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Got Combined test results but doesn't mention Edward's or Patau's

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Sophia1984 Wed 03-Feb-16 18:45:27

Hi everyone, I got my letter after a scan last week saying I am at incredibly low-risk of Down's Syndrome but it doesn't mention Edward's or Patau's. Any idea why? Will I get different letters for each, or is it just that DS is more common?

NotSpartacus Wed 03-Feb-16 18:51:14

Were they definitely testing for them? I had a combined test several years ago and it didn't look for Patau or Edwards (though
I know there's now a different version of the test, but thought it wasn't used everywhere yet).

Sophia1984 Wed 03-Feb-16 18:59:07

I assumed they were as my notes said they would, but possibly not as I have different health authorities for community midwife and hospital. Wondered if it is because Edward's and Patau's are spotted during the ultrasound process, so would have been told then, or if they just don't bother mentioning it because most people are mainly concerned about DS.

primarynoodle Wed 03-Feb-16 19:44:34

If your bloods/nuchal had flagged up for edwards or pataus you would have been rang up so dont worry. Its the same with my trust - if its not a problem they dont mention it.

Does it say what your bloods are?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Wed 03-Feb-16 19:50:06

Afaik most places are moving to offering Edwards and patau test from April onwards as per national guidance but most places don't currently. So it may be the notes have been changed in preparation but the test isn't yet offered? Which is the case locally.

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